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Affably Evil: Paul Becker, in spite of the fact that he seems like one of few genuinely-disturbed individuals Blackstone Asylum houses, can come across as this. He seems to genuinely believe he's doing some good as Blackstone's resident Torture Technician, and he seems quite embarrassed about his own Ax-Crazy past. Of course, given as he believesDr. Malcom Metcalf's theory on pain, the 'affable' part may not be sincere.